Part of the 2010 Spirit Walk fund raiser for the Albemarle/Charlottesville Virginia Historical Society. These are actual characters, from an historic court case tried at the county courthouse - the same one used in our re-enactment - in 1853.
John Mosby was an University of Virginia student who was accused of shooting George Turpin, another University student. Mosby later became known as the Gray Ghost, for his activities behind Union lines during the Civil War. William J. Robertson, who prosecuted the case as the Commonwealth Attorney, became his mentor, and was one of the most well known and respected lawyers in Virginia.